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Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery • Male

12 Upper Ragsdale Dr # A
Monterey, CA 93940
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Hospital Quality

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Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
450 E Romie Ln
Salinas, CA 93901
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
23625 Holman Hwy
Monterey, CA 93940

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Patient Satisfaction

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

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Monterey Spine and Joint
Monterey office
12 Upper Ragsdale Dr # A
Monterey, CA 93940
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    Dr. Lin's Experience

    Dr. Lin's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
    • Bone and Joint Replacement
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
    • Cyst Aspiration
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Surgery
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Cyst
    • Finger Amputation
    • Finger Joint Fusion
    • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand Reconstruction
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hand Tendon Repair
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Joint Drainage
    • Joint Replacement, Small-Bone
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Needle Aponeurotomy
    • Nerve Reconstruction
    • Nerve Release
    • Nerve Surgery
    • Neuroplasty
    • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon and Bursa Injection
    • Tendon Surgery
    • Tendon Transfer
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Arthritis
    • Arthritis of the Hand
    • Broken Finger
    • Broken Hand
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complex Fractures
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Distal Radius Fracture
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Fracture
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
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    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Pain
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
    • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Shoulder Diseases
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Fractures
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Skin Cancer
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Tendonitis
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Ulnar Neuropathy
    • Wrist Fracture
    • Wrist Injuries
    • Wrist Pain
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    Background Check for Dr. Lin

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Univ At Buffalo Sch Of Med and Biomedical Sci SUNY
    Graduated in 2003

    Residency Hospital

    Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Baylor College Of Medicine
    Complete in 2008

    Fellowship Hospital

    Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, Baylor College Of Medicine, Dept. Of Plastic Surgery
    Complete in 2009

    Memberships & Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    California Orthopaedic Association , Member
    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Lin & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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    Dr. Lin's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

    • Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Dr. Lin's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.2 out of 5

    45 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.6 out of 5

    45 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.4 out of 5

    45 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    40 responses

    Experience with Dr. Lin

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.3 out of 5

    45 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.3 out of 5

    45 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.2 out of 5

    45 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.3 out of 5

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    Office Locations

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    Monterey Spine and Joint
    Monterey office
    12 Upper Ragsdale Dr # A
    Monterey, CA 93940
    (831) 648-7200 (Office)
    (831) 648-7204 (Fax)
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